Brian Gluvic, N.D. – Surrey BC Bioidentical Specialist
The Village Health Clinic located in Surrey, British Columbia is committed to family and community medicine, working to advance each patient’s health and wellness. The clinic works closely with the patient’s unique needs to help alleviate their health concerns.
As a family practice specializing in the care of all ages, they emphasize self-care, lifestyle, and prevention.
Through an integrated approach, the clinic combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics.
One of the clinic’s most important therapies involves the replacement of deficient hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. This therapy can help men and women feel and look younger from the inside out, while preventing age related diseases.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has been around for over 70 years and has helped many women and men in the Surrey area to overcome imbalances related to hormones. Hormones play a role in thousands of functions in the human body, which may include metabolism, reproduction, sexual function, brain detoxification, memory, heart health, and emotional wellbeing. While hormones can decline at any age because of poor nutrition, excessive stress, or a lack of exercise, they mostly decline due to aging. Usually, hormonerelated issues begin during the late 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy involves the treatment of hormone deficiencies using hormones that are identical to those naturally produced in the body. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is used to treat a variety of hormone deficiencies such as menopause, peri-menopause, andropause, hypothyroidism, and adrenal deficiencies. It can also be used to facilitate weight loss and treat infertility, endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, menstrual cramping, premenstrual syndrome, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue. Bioidentical hormones are made using natural ingredients and available by prescription from local pharmacies.
Conventional hormone therapy on the other hand, uses hormones that have been chemically altered so that they can be patented and sold as a drug. Many of these conventional hormones are made from the waste of animals. One such hormone is made from the urine of a pregnant horse. These are the chemically altered drug forms of hormone therapy that have received much negative attention regarding the side effects associated with hormone therapy. Some of these side effects include water retention, headaches, acne, fatigue, breast tenderness, and on a larger scale, breast or uterine cancer.
Men and women in the Metro Vancouver area can now enjoy the benefits of supplementing deficient hormones without the repercussions of side effects while using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Some of the benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy may include:
- Increased Libido
- Better Sleep
- Healthier Moods
- Improved Sexual Function
- Reduced Hot Flashes And Night Sweats
- Stronger Bones
- Increased Muscle Mass
- Thicker And More Lustrous Hair
- Healthier Blood Pressure
- Reduced Body Fat
- Improved Fertility
- Better Cognitive Function
- Improved Workout Performances
The goal of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is to achieve a natural hormone balance in the body. When this balance is achieved not only are symptoms relieved, but overall wellbeing improves along with a reduced risk for illness in the future. An appointment with Surrey BC Bioidentical Hormone Specialist, Brian Gluvic N.D. will involve a comprehensive consultation, lab work and physical exam. He will present dietary, nutritional, and lifestyle options that will help you achieve long-term hormone balance and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy options to provide more immediate results. Naturopathic Specialist Brain Gluvic looks forward to helping you on your journey towards better health.
800-775-4902 Ext. 434 to schedule your consultation, discuss your symptoms and decide on a course of treatment for your specific needs.